This Week on Washington Week: President Joe Biden Gets to Work After His Inauguration
The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was a day for the history books. The ceremony was held on a site that just two weeks before, was a crime scene, under fortress-like security, with virtually no public allowed. Vice President Harris became the first woman, African American or Asian American to hold that office. In the face of virtually unprecedented division, Biden’s speech called for unity. We'll break down what happened this week as former President Trump moves to his new life in Florida and a new team takes over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
President Biden wasted no time getting to work signing 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations Wednesday afternoon moving to swiftly address the pandemic, immigration and climate change. He signed several more Thursday, including invoking the Defense Production Act to make more supplies to address the pandemic and requiring tests and quarantining for international travelers coming to the U.S. We'll break down what the new administration has in store and the challenges they face between the dire COVID-19 numbers, unemployment, and despite regaining control of the Senate.
Amna Nawaz, Senior National Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour is the guest moderator for Washington Week this Friday. She'll be joined by:
- Laura Barrón-López, White House Correspondent for POLITICO
- Errin Haines, Editor-at-Large for The 19th
- Anna Palmer, Founder and CEO of Punchbowl News.
- Ashley Parker, White House Bureau Chief for the Washington Post
The conversation continues on the Washington Week Extra, streaming live on Facebook, YouTube and our website at 8:30PM.